Monday, October 10, 2011

I Support the Wall Street Protesters!

I support the Wall Street Protesters. They are the only group in America attempting to hold Wall Street accountable for their wrongdoings. How many of us remember the stock market crash of 2008? On September 16, 2008, failures of massive financial institutions in the United States, due primarily to their promotion of securities of packaged subprime loans and credit default swaps issued to insure these loans and their issuers, rapidly devolved into a global crisis resulting in a number of bank failures and sharp reductions in the value of stocks worldwide.

How many of us were targetted by unscrupulous Mortgage Brokers with "Too Good to Be True" offers to refinance your home or offers to purchase a new one? Little to no money down! These predators targetted those who could least afford these unscrupulous, predatory loans; their bosses looking to package these loans into falsely high rated junk bonds and stocks.

They were able to accomplish these shenanigans because of the deregulations in their industry promoted by the billions spent on lobbyists and the Political Action Committees (PACs) on both sides of the political fence.

Their shenanigans wrecked the Economy and lost the lifelong savings of numerous citizens/retirees, yet our government bailed them out and held none of them accountable. Now, as they continue their wayward ways, as businesses continue to outsource jobs offshore, as businesses purchases more and more political power, backing Tea Parties and local politicians, we see them continuing their tactics and pushing their agendas. These same groups have reached the height of audacity as they attempt to blame the Middle Class, the Poor, the Elderly and the Sick. They aim to destroy Social Security and Medicare, end Universal Healthcare for all Americans, and massively de-regulate the very laws and oversight which keep us safe.

Now one group is finally standing up and saying "Enough is Enough!" These proud Patriots are standing up and saying "Wall Street - stop your shenanigans!" "Be held Accountable!"

Some naysayers from the extreme right try to ridicule the protesters. They try to call them hippie protesters from the sixties. They think this is an insult. The reality is, the protesters from the sixties were right. I was there in the 60s. I appreciate all that was accomplished in the Civil Rights Movement. We worked hard to ensure the Founding Fathers' Mission of Equality for All regardless of Race, Gender, Sexual Persuasion. For decades the Extreme Right Wing (like Peter King) have advocated the End of the Legislation that was established in the 60's. The extremists NEVER wanted the end to the Jim Crow Laws. They never wanted Equality for all, Civil Rights nor did they want Affirmative Action. Nor did they want the end to the wrongful war in Vietnam. We were the Peace, Equality and Love Generation. We are being revitalized today as we see the wrongs on Wall Street - going unpunished and the extremists pushing their agenda to END Social Security and Medicare for our elderly.

It is time for WE THE PEOPLE to stand up to the Big Corporate Bullies and Extremists. WE THE PEOPLE say so.

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

I agree with you on "Wall Street Protests".


Republican Debate : a Parrot Perch : The parrots repeat the same campaign lines - Mitt Romney has repeated one thousand times that Obama is a failure and a catastrophe. These candidates are "Empty Celebrities", as frivolous and void of ideas as Sarah Palin

Republican Debate, October 11, 2011 : Total Lack of Ideas except cut budgets and services to the Middle Class and the Poor and give more tax cuts to the Rich - Why Herman Cain deserves attention :

What misery of Republican Debate Last Night, Debate on "The Economy". The only thing that can be rescued is Herman Cain, a Black Man, talking with such self-assuredness and resisting the foolish attacks of the others.

Not that I think that the 9-9-9 is intelligent or useful, but the man has character, has no shyness or bashfulness and retorts with great aplomb and security.

So I celebrate Mr Herman Cain, even if I don't share his ideas. It is good that Black People become so self-assured and that they act with such self-confident assurance and beautiful poise. Herman Cain hold his ground against the attacks of the Empty Celebrities.

Today's Republican Politics is a total lack of ideas and constant repetition of slogans, that is why a self-assured and dominant man as Herman Cain has to fare well.

Beautiful Faces and Empty Heads !

Vicente Duque


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